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DataDashboardItem.DataSource Property

Gets or sets a data source to which the dashboard item is bound.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardCommon

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v23.1.Core.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Dashboard.Core, DevExpress.Win.Dashboard.Design


public IDashboardDataSource DataSource { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
IDashboardDataSource null

An object implementing the IDashboardDataSource interface that specifies a data source to which the dashboard item is bound.


All data-aware dashboard items expose the DataSource property that specifies a data source to which this item is actually bound. The DataDashboardItem.DataMember property specifies the required data member in this data source.

To access the collection of existing dashboard data sources, use the Dashboard.DataSources property.


For DashboardSqlDataSource or DashboardEFDataSource, specify the required data member using the DataDashboardItem.DataMember property.


The following code snippet demonstrates how to bind a Choropleth Map dashboard item to data in code.

using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.DashboardCommon;
using DevExpress.DataAccess.ConnectionParameters;
using DevExpress.DataAccess.Sql;

namespace Dashboard_CreateChoroplethMap {
    public partial class Form1 : DevExpress.XtraEditors.XtraForm
        public Form1() {

            Dashboard dashboard = new Dashboard();

            DashboardSqlDataSource dataSource = new DashboardSqlDataSource();
            CustomSqlQuery sqlQuery = new CustomSqlQuery("Countries", "select * from Countries");
            dataSource.ConnectionParameters = new Access97ConnectionParameters(@"..\..\Data\countriesDB.mdb", "", "");

            ChoroplethMapDashboardItem choroplethMap = new ChoroplethMapDashboardItem();
            choroplethMap.DataSource = dataSource;
            choroplethMap.DataMember = "Countries";

            choroplethMap.Area = ShapefileArea.WorldCountries;

            choroplethMap.AttributeName = "NAME";
            choroplethMap.AttributeDimension = new Dimension("Country");

            ValueMap populationMap = new ValueMap(new Measure("Population"));

            dashboardViewer1.Dashboard = dashboard;

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